I just got a hold of a laptop thats using 8.1. It acutally came with it, but I'm viewing that as a good thing, so I can get some experience with this OS. My questions is a simple one, is there any way to hid either your last name, or your username when logging into 8.1?
I'm not a big fan of my last name being displayed when I lock my computer, or log into it. I don't mind having on my microsoft account, I'd just rather it only show my first name.
I have a Windows 8 Pro install with Media Center and have auto-hide checked in task bar options and it will hide once and then will stay up forever. My Laptop has the same thing checked in control panel but it hides the task bar no problem.
Customer installed Win 8. He knows how to hide/ unhide folders and files. For some reason, that he wont go into, thats not good enough. To easy to toggle back and forth he says . He wants to hide a folder--i have read the win7 forums,i dont see it as being possible at the level he wants it. He says he wants it totally hidden, but still, by making some changes, be able to unhide it when he needs to and then re-hide it.
After still no joy of windows updating properly (another unsolved thread)........ now suddenly my desktop icons will not hide! If I right click to go to view menu..... black screen, nothing can be done - restart and impossible to resume without restart AGAIN!
This is the second time of windows 8 being put on my machine and there is so much not happening that should it makes a mockery of buying the software!
When I created my User Account I named my Self Jack B..... (end of last name) It showed as JackB_000 for some reason, I thought it was because my Account name was to long. So I changed my full name into just my first name, the user account stayed the same, only changing to what I set in Metro and Start8 (Start8 is an alternative to Metro bringing back the start bar).
I have a Windows 8.1 system with 3 user accounts all with Administrative rights. 'Show administrative tool' setting is at 'No' on all of the user accounts but the tools still show up. I have tried everything from the thread listed below but still can't figure it out.
In the lower right corner of my screen, there used to be 1 icon on the taskbar and if I clicked on it, a whole series of icons appeared above the taskbar. I have done something accidentally that puts all of the icons on the taskbar. There must be some command to consolidate taskbar icons or hide taskbar icons but Windows 8.1 has hidden them.
System Info Utility version 184.108.40.206 OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit Processor: AMD E2-2000 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 20 Model 2 Stepping 0 Processor Count: 2 RAM: 5717 Mb Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7340 Graphics, 384 Mb Hard Drives: C: Total - 456873 MB, Free - 397841 MB; D: Total - 18195 MB, Free - 2213 MB; Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 2B02 Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled
Just got a new laptop with windows 8, not familiar at all with the OS, but accidentally misspelled the account name. Obviously, this has little impact on functionality, but I would like to change the name so any files I have from my other computer get put in the proper location without having to correct the username typo when switching back and forth. Basically, how can I go about changing the account name on my computer. There are no other users, I just set it up today.
I changed my username following the following guide ( microsoft account - How to rename user folder in Windows 8? - Super User ). Everything has worked fine so far apart for the the desktop version of Windows Update. My knowledge is pretty low about this things but for me it's weird that I can access the metro version of the Updater but I cannot access the desktop version. I receive this error -> View image: 2014 05 05 11 02 36 C Users user App Data Local
(The following terms are translated from German, but perhaps not correctly)
At present I try to familiarize with Windows 8 with a new Toshiba Laptop.
There exists only one user with the name Helmut. I created a local account with the name "Helmut". But in the folder-display Computer --> xxx(C: ) --> users appear only the two folders "Public" and "TOSHIBA". I tried with execute --> control userpassword2 --> properties to change the name (from TOSHIBA to Helmut), but again in the folder-structure remains "TOSHIBA".
How can I change the display of this name to the name of the user (e.g. to "Helmut")? Perhaps in the registry? But where?
As in win7 I got a super admin account, and a normal working account. When installing win8 I had to enter the username of the administrator (mine), then I created my working account (also mine). To distinguish betrween the 2 I would like to call my administrator account 'administrator'.
How to change the username of the super administrator?
I just installed mouse software on my 8.1 Pro laptop. The software starts every time I start my computer and shows an icon in the taskbar. There is one very annoying thing that it does, when I first login to my computer the notification icon for the mouse software pops up a window saying that it's running:
I opened Customize Notification Area to see if I could turn off notifications BUT keep the icon there (so I can right-click it and open the software).
I noticed there is no option to "Show Icon And Hide Notifications".
So the only way i can keep that annoying popup message from appearing every time I login is to hide everything. But then, as I said above, I won't be able to right click the icon and start the software.
Is there a way I can show icons but hide notifications?
I noticed when I was looking at the custom notification area window that there were entries for programs that I no longer have on my machine:
About the ribbon, I like it... One thing that bothers me though is that, it may be too easy to get to an option... namely show/hide files under the view tab. Is there a way to edit the contents of the ribbon menu, so I can get rid of the show/hide files toggle on the ribbon? I know we can hide the ribbon or use third party program to disable the ribbon altogether. Is there a native way to just edit ribbons?
I have two Onedrive folders under my User files. One is uploaded to the cloud the other appears to do nothing. I started using 32 bit Windows 8.1 on the same machine then installed the 64 bit using the same microsoft username/email. Is it possible to determine which Onedrive folder is active and get rid of the other without losing any files both offline and online?
On three the User Accounts dialog box has the phrase, "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer." I have deselected that box and entered the passwords and now I log in automatically.
But on one computer in the User Accounts dialog box there is no phrase, "Users must enter..." and there is not box to deselect.
just yesterday I bought a new desktop PC which run with Windows 8.At my first startup of Win 8, the PC asked me a registration on Microsoft website and a creation of administrator account.When I did the second startup, Win 8 asked me to write the administrator password, but my password doesn't run, and also the PC's name is the same of my e-mail address and not the name that I had chose with my first registration. So I think I made some mistake during registration and also now for me it's impossible even know the e-mail address used for the administator account registration.On Microsoft's website I haven't found information for recover account name (the email) and password.Before switch off the PC for the first time, fortunately I created a second account (user) on my PC, so now I have the access to the PC only like user and not like administator.How I can solve this situation?I haven't an important file of software on my PC (because is new and I have not had time for install nothing!).
Since I upgraded to 8.1 (x64), I am unable to hide custom made libraries in the navigation pane. The default libraries can be hidden/shown. Does a custom library have a registry entry? I'm sure its visibility is controlled by a simple value.
No, I don't have "show all folders" selected.
Incidentally, this Libraries - Move above This PC in Windows 8.1 trick creates two lists of libraries in the navigation pane.
i have one 750GB hard disk with 8 partition. i installed windows 7 in first partition and windows 8 in second partition. i want to hide windows 8 drive when i boot in windows 7 and hide windows 7 drive when i boot in windows 8. with NeoGrub tools in EasyBCD can do this,
I have recently set up a Win 8.1 notebook and from a cold boot Win comes up with a confusion by showing part of my email address as user (a hangover from a MS account) but, after saying that the username is incorrect, then allows me to enter my local account / network creds.
I decided that, since the machine could go on the road from time to time, I would reintroduce the need for username and password. I would like to tidy up this mixed-up situation by having to enter my local account details and not have this 'error' message from dear old MS pop up. Having part of my email address appear on bootup is hardly useful in terms of security.
I had recently activated my Administrator's account on Windows 8. But I was tired of having to put in the password each time and I made it where it would bypass that by hitting the windows key plus the x key then clicking on the Command Prompt (Admin). I put in "control userpasswords2" and hit 'enter', then I unticked the box that says "Users must enter username and password to use this computer" then click apply and restarted my computer.
I need more privacy on my computer and I want to have it where people have to sign in with the user name and password to use my computer. But when I do all the same things and tick the box again that says users have to use the username and password etc... it doesn't seem to work. It still doesn't require my username and password.
I do a lot of remote administration after hours and I often login as an admin user into client workstations to fix various issues. One thing that I do to eliminate confusion is to edit the registry of a Win7 machine and change the HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionAuthenticationLogonUILastLoggedOnUser registry value back to the user's username.
That way inattentive users don't keep trying their password with the Admin username when they attempt to login the next day. I see that Windows 8 has the same key, but changing that value doesn't appear to "stick". It appears to be overwritten when you logout/reboot/shutdown. I've also tried deleting the SAM entries in the same key, but that seems to have no effect. I've seen several posts on how to show all users or none on the logon screen, but I'm trying to minimize the changes that end users will experience (complain about). I'm also hoping for a solution that will work with both domain and non-domain joined computers.
When setting up Windows 8 64-bit Pro on the page titled "Sign in to your PC" I choose the sign into my Microsoft account as opposed to "Sign in without Microsoft Account". Big mistake. It created a username called dwmad_000 which is part of my email address used for that Microsoft account.
To amend this username to one of choice, I changed the name in my online Microsoft account and also from C.Panel created a local account. I now have both in Windows Explorer but the default one is always dwmad_000.
How to get rid of dwmad_000 or change it permanently to First Name Last Name and sycn the 2.